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New Courses in February!

Academic Writing University Center (NUST MISIS) in cooperation with the English Language Office (ELO) by the U.S. Embassy in Moscow offers free online courses: Cohesion and Coherence and Promoting Research on Social Media.

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Course #1: Cohesion and Coherence

Time: 18:00 to 20:00 on Wednesdays

Duration: February 24 to April 14 (with one additional session)

Online platform: Zoom

Course description: The course focuses on cohesion and coherence which are important aspects of the structure of academic writing as they have an influence on the readability and the logical flow of the argument of a text.

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • understand the meaning and importance of coherence and cohesion
  • use different kinds of cohesive devices, namely reference, conjunctions, and repetition
  • identify problems of coherence and cohesion in written texts
  • revise their own papers and fix problems of coherence and cohesion

Course #2: Promoting Research on Social Media

Time: 18:00 to 20:00 on Thursdays

Duration: February 24 to April 14 (with one additional session)

Online platform: Zoom

Course description: The course introduces social media as an effective tool for the collective sharing of ideas via online communities, networks, and blogs. The course is relevant for researchers across disciplines since research findings are increasingly shared online. Social media can be a powerful tool for promoting research work and interacting with the research community.

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:

  • use various social media platforms for promoting their research outcomes
  • familiarize themselves with their broader research community
  • use language and tone appropriate to the audience
  • communicate and promote their research outcomes on any given platform
  • create concise and original posts on various social media platforms
  • promote their social media accounts by including them in email signature, business cards, and presentation slides.


Instructor: Leticia Medina

Leticia Medina (AWUC)


Leticia Medina is a doctoral fellow at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) in Texas, where she has also been a Lecturer in the Writing Program and an instructor in the English for International Students (EIS) program. Leticia’s teaching experience encompasses instruction in academic writing as well as teaching World and British literature. Most recently, Leticia taught Advanced English for Academic Purposes to international PhD students from a number of foreign countries, including India, Iran, Bangladesh, México, Brazil, China, Russia, and Angola, among others.

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About Academic Writing University Center

The AWUC provides language support services to university PhD students, researchers and faculty for every stage of their academic career and for any kind of writing, e.g. abstract writing, conference papers, dissertation and thesis writing, grant proposal writing, research papers, etc. in English.